During this week, I had a moment when I was drenched in gratitude for no other reason that being a witch. It was one of those rare instances when consciousness altered, and my heart was brimming with thankfulness for the path I’ve chosen to take in this life. It didn’t happen in ritual or at a sacred site but in the kitchen. I think I was slicing green beans at the time.
And yet, there are days, sometimes weeks, when I haven’t felt completely connected to my spiritual path. I don’t feel witchy enough.
I spend a huge amount of my time either writing or pondering on spiritual topics, and connecting with other spiritual seekers. My whole life is entwined with spirituality – even when I have ‘free time’ I’m reading about witchcraft, considering the sacredness of business, trying to understand the dynamics of the Infinite Source or telling my husband that we need to visit gargoyles/standing stones/sacred wells because they’re calling me.
But I’m just like most people who walk a similar path to me. I succumb to the feeling of not being ‘witchy enough’.
To reach the lofty heights of my expectations on what it means to be enough witchy, I’d be floating around in beautiful robes, reading out of large tomes in Latin (or another dead language because it sounds so much cooler than in my south London accent), be adorned with semi-precious stone charms, and have an air of otherworldliness about me.
Reality doesn’t look like that.
For example, last week looked like this: far too much computer time, insomnia, hours in the kitchen cooking, evenings spent cutting up bits of plastic for a local eco-organisation to turn into bricks, WiFi problems, a million other things, and trying to juggle the work-life balance with my husband’s birthday thrown in. Then there’s starting a new publishing company with which I need help. *phew*My witchy side has been somewhat fulfilled by coven ritual and a walk around our local labyrinth on the equinox.
But still, I managed to conjure, quite by accident, that deep sense of gratitude. I am witchy enough even though I’m more blue-jeans than floaty robes.
It’s easy for us who follow our own kind of spirituality, without guidebooks or organisation, to feel as if we have to be more than we are to be authentically witchy or pagan or whatever flavour calls you.
This Isn’t Going To Help
Life happens, busy happens, and putting an unrealistic expectation on yourself to meet your witchy criteria isn’t going to make you feel better.
It’s going to make you feel lacking and frustrated.
A connection to your spiritual path isn’t about crushed-velvet robes, musky incense and twirling around like Stevie Nicks.
It isn’t about creating elaborate rituals with exotic ingredients and timing them to the split second for super-dooper planetary alignment.
Having all the latest trinkets and a heap load of consumer debt because you ‘needed’ another shiny tool isn’t going to make you feel any witchier.
The Secret To Being Witchy Enough All The Time
The secret is simple.
It’s just to listen to your heart and know in your soul that you’re enough.
If you resonate with the essence of a witch then that’s enough.
You are witchy enough 24/7.
You don’t have to *do* something to be witchy enough. You allow yourself to be.
Become Extra Witchy
If you want to be extra witchy to make sure, without any doubt, that you’re enough then you can do that.
These tips will add extra oompf and depth to your spiritual path and make you feel witchy (or anything) enough.
- Be kind
- Be helpful
Tell me, I’d love to know, do you often feel less witchy and long to be witchy enough?